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Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jay Young presents: Family Ties - Ontario Turns 150.

Icon of the event Middle-Aged Boys & GIrls
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Diane Bracuk is a Toronto writer who has been published widely in periodicals in Canada and abroad. Her short story collection "Middle-Aged Boys & Girls" was published by Guernica Editions in 2016. One of the stories in the ...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event How Hoarding Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Author Susan Calder is a Calgary writer who has published two murder mystery novels. In "Ten Days in Summer," an insurance adjuster sleuth Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarde...

Icon of the event What's Your Story North York
Sat Sep 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us as we gather to honour the stories of the voices of North York hosted by poet, composer and percussionist Benjamin Hackman. Participants will enjoy readings from the winners of the What?s Your Story, North York writin...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Richard Jordan presents:Murder in the Family Tree.

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Jul 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit....